Shortly after launching her professional career, Angie saw a need in the workplace: professionals consistently showed the capacity to be leaders, but no one was actively helping them get there.
Angie founded Lead Star to help professionals understand how they can achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines. Her remedy: designing leadership programs that are culturally relevant for her clients and focused on results. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Angie inspires individuals to take action to ensure their performance is high and their goals are achieved.
Angie is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success and Leading from the Front. She has written numerous articles on leadership and organizational excellence appearing in a wide variety of publications including Forbes, Fast Company, and SUCCESS. She’s been a dynamic guest on CNBC, FOX News, and CNN.
Angie also served as the Director of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Partner Network, convening and connecting leading consultancies with the Center’s innovative thought leadership, research and development solutions.
Prior to creating Lead Star, Angie worked for Pfizer and Merck as a sales professional where she had firsthand experience working in business operations. This results-oriented mindset is brought to every project she is engaged in.
Angie’s leadership expertise formed after she graduated from the University of Michigan and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. She also holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Angie is the mother of two boys. When not at work, you can find her absorbed in a book or trail running near her home in Northern Michigan.
What is a Spark?
"Lead Star played a critical role in training our mid-level leaders. The curriculum Angie designed was consistent with our culture, which ensured that the entire experience was relevant and engaging. I would highly recommend Lead Star's services to any organization looking to drive performance."
Allen Meacham, Vice President, US Sales - Boston Scientific
"The Lead Star team does an incredible job ensuring that the leadership solutions they provide are relevant to their client's culture. My team and I valued working directly with Angie. She invested a considerable amount of time into learning about our culture, which resulted in a high-quality learning experience for all our managers and senior leaders."
Matt Bell, Former President - GEODynamics Inc.